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Rams Not Playing For Pride: Rams vs Bengals Preview
Posted By Chaz Ingram On Dec 16 2011 @ 2:58 pm In St. Louis Rams | No Comments
The Rams host the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis looking for nothing more than to finish out the season. Even the old adage “we’re playing for pride” is no longer a valid statement because I would say even that is absent this season as evidenced by the Rams 2-11 record. I am in no way saying that the men on this team are not prideful individually. However, a losing record is one thing, but to show up to games and not even compete is not only another story but it’s totally unacceptable and does not define pride. 
The Bengals ended the first half of the season as the most surprising team in the league after going 6-2. However, with the offense sputtering of late things have turned somewhat sour and so far in the second half of the season Cincinnati has gone 1-4 sufferinging two consecutive losses to Pittsburgh and Houston. The once confident Bengals now need to finish out the season strong and get some much needed help along the way to make the playoffs this year.
There won’t be a whole lot to cheer about at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday as the Rams rank dead last in the league in scoring at 11.8 points per game. As a result I suspect that the Shrine of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, situated just north of the Dome will probably generate more noise and have a lot more to cheer about. And if you happen to be a Bengals fan and you’re in St. Louis for the game you won’t have much more to cheer about yourself. Cincinnati is ranked 18th in the league in scoring at only 21.9 points per game. Although rookie QB Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green may cause some headaches for the Rams defense as they have for others. Dalton has connected with Green on seven of his 18 TD’s this season. 
Make sure you get some coffee to stay awake. This one is sure to be a real snoozer.
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